Fleets

Business, Government, Safety

Prime Agrees to Pay $3.11 Million to Settle EEOC Case

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truckload carrier Prime Inc. concluded its 15-year legal battle with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by agreeing to pay more than $3.11 million in compensatory damages and back pay in a civil case concerning driver training and allegations of sexual harassment.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
June 6, 2016
Business

Prime Agrees to Pay $3.11 Million to Settle EEOC Case

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truckload carrier Prime Inc. concluded its 15-year legal battle with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by agreeing to pay more than $3.11 million in compensatory damages and back pay in a civil case concerning driver training and allegations of sexual harassment.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
June 3, 2016
Perspective, Business

Opinion: FSMA Regulations to Drive Change

The Food and Drug Administration’s new rules on sanitary transportation of human and animal food products have many third-party logistics providers concerned about liability. With the rules defining brokers as shippers, many 3PLs may soon become responsible for requirements tied to equipment, training and record keeping — all things they haven’t been accountable for in the past.

May 30, 2016
Editorial, Business

Editorial: Memorial Day 2016

Ours is a loud and angry society today. Look no further than the current presidential campaign, a spirit-killing fiasco and an advertisement for autocracy, if it’s decorous. Going back at least to Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, Americans have argued, but we also developed interests and ideals to bring us together.

May 30, 2016
Business, Fuel

Diesel Average Rises 6¢ to $2.357

As crude oil prices continued to advance, the U.S. retail average price of diesel and gasoline rose with it, both jumping about 6 cents per gallon.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 30, 2016
Business, Government, Safety

Commenters Slam Safety Fitness Proposal

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Comments filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on its proposed safety fitness scores were mostly negative.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
May 30, 2016
Business

April Trailer Orders Decrease; Factory Backlogs Still Strong

Great Dane via YouTube

U.S. trailer orders slipped in April from a year earlier as purchasers turned a bit more cautious, while manufacturers continued to work off their backlogs, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 30, 2016
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

New Overtime Threshold Could Disrupt Payrolls, Revamp Job Classifications, Trucking Execs Warn

Across the trucking industry, companies should be prepared for some type of financial disruption due to the new Department of Labor rule on overtime pay, a senior official with American Truck Dealers told Transport Topics.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 30, 2016
Business

Congress Moves on HOS

B Christopher/Alamy

The U.S. House and Senate last week advanced separate transportation bills that would make changes to the hours-of-service restart rule for truckers that many across the industry have opposed.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 23, 2016
Perspective, Business

Opinion: How to Improve Dedicated Fleet Management

While it is true that even the best dedicated-carrier fleets have been late at one time or another, most quality fleets deliver high-quality performance over time. The quality of the service is generally not the key reason that severs ties between buyers and sellers. For this text, we’ll just focus on three drivers for change.

May 23, 2016

Pages